Photos: Around Minnesota, women -- and men -- march for women's rights


John Ireland Blvd. is filled with demonstrators.
1 Thousands of demonstrators march down John Ireland Blvd. toward the Minnesota State Capitol during the Women's March in St. Paul. St. Paul police estimate that there were at least 100,000 in attendance. 
A giant woman holding earth is carried.
2 Demonstrators carried a giant puppet of a woman holding the earth to the Capitol. 
Maureen Rath holds a 'Free Melania' sigh
3 Maureen Rath holds a sign that reads "Free Melania" made by her sister, Mona Rath, at the Women's March in St. Paul "I woke up very sad about Melania this morning," Mona said, "she lives in a 24-karat prison." 
Ilhan Omar and other women lead the march.
4 A group of women, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, in scarf, and Rep. Erin Maye Quade, in black hat, carry a banner at the front of the march in St. Paul. 
Pam Lemm greets the participants with 'Welcome and Bozhoo!'
5 Pam Lemm, the organizer of the Bemidji Women's March, greets the participants with "Welcome and Boozhoo!" while co-organizer Lynn Fisher figures out the megaphone. Boozhoo means "welcome" in Ojibwe. 
Last minute poster making.
6 Girls made last-minute posters for the Bemidji Women's March. 
More than 250 people marched through downtown Bemidji.
7 More than 250 people marched through downtown Bemidji in solidarity with the women's marches taking place in St. Paul and across the country. March organizers only expected about 80 people, but as many as three times that showed up. Some estimates were as high as 500 people. 
About 50 people gathered Saturday at Jackson Park in Mankato.
8 About 50 people gathered Saturday at Jackson Park in Mankato as a sister march to the march in Washington, D.C. 
The oldest and youngest marchers in the Longville rally.
9 The oldest and youngest marchers in the rally in Longville, Minn., posed for a photo. 66 people showed up to march, a number that surprised everyone, especially the organizer, who thought she would be walking alone. 
Panoramic view of the Women's March crowd from the capitol.
10 A panoramic view of the Women's March crowd on from the second floor balcony of the Minnesota State Capitol. 
Hundreds of people take part in Duluth's Women's March.
11 Hundreds of people take part in Duluth's Women's March passing through a skywalk over Michigan Street Saturday. 
Iris Hutchinson and Lily Griffith carry a handmade sign.
12 Iris Hutchinson, 7, left, and Lily Griffith carry a handmade "Girls Rule" sign during Saturday's Women's March in Duluth. 
'This is the last straw'
13 While people were discouraged from bringing signs on sticks, one demonstrator showed up to the Women's March with a sign reading "This is the last straw," on top of a giant bendy straw in St. Paul. 
Demonstrators perch on the front of the Capitol.
14 Demonstrators perch on a pillar in front of the Capitol in St. Paul. 
A woman on the Capitol steps.
15 A woman stands on the steps of the Capitol wearing a hat that reads "Not my president" in St. Paul. 
A demonstrator makes the sign for unity.
16 A woman makes the American Sign Language sign for unity at the Women's March in St. Paul. 
Demonstrators sign for unity.
17 Dressed for the drizzling weather, women in the front row of the Women's March follow a speaker in making the ASL sign for unity in St. Paul. 
Ilhan Omar speaks to the crowd.
18 Rep. Ilhan Omar smiles as she takes the stage to speak to a crowd of around 60,000 on the steps of the Capitol. Omar spoke of a recent trip to Somalia and about women's rights as a global issue. 
Demonstrators occupy the Capitol balconies.
19 Demonstrators occupied every spot they could get to in front of the Capitol. 
Four-year-old Hazel covers her dad's eyes.
20 Four-year-old Hazel Emery covers her father Mark's eyes while standing on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol. 
A demonstrator dances in the crowd.
21 A woman wearing a rain poncho dances along to a musician at the Women's March in St. Paul. 
Demonstrators raise their hands in the air.
22 Demonstrators raise their hands in the air at request of a musician during the Women's March in St. Paul.